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Signature Restaurant – Wordsworth Hotel

Grasmere, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW
Find this good restaurant in this comfortable privately-owned hotel, next to the churchyard where Wordsworth is buried.

The kitchen offers a seasonal menu, and over the years has built up an excellent network of local suppliers. There is a careful balance to satisfy both the more adventurous and more conservative diner.

An autumn snapshot of the dinner menu brought 'Twice-Baked Blengdale Blue Cheese Soufflé, with Beetroot Textures, Walnuts, Celery and White Balsamic'; 'Blood Orange Terrine with Watermelon, Turkish Delight & Natural Yoghurt'; 'Crispy Cods Cheeks with Carrot Mousse, Salt Cod Panacotta, Pancetta Crumb & Red Vein Sorrel'; 'Bessy Beck Smoked Trout Fritters with Tomato & Saffron Dressing, Wild Rocket & Crisp Dill Batter' and 'Confit Duck Pressing with Pickled Poached Pear, Toasted Brioche, Cumberland Mustard Rémoulade and Truffle Honey Dressing' amongst the starters.

'Roast of the Day'; 'Lyth Valley Lamb Saddle & Shoulder with Root Vegetable Gratin, Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Rosemary Scented Lamb Jus'; 'Halibut Steak with Wild Mushroom Gnocchi, Wilted Sea Beets and Leek & Cockle Cream Sauce'; 'Slow-Cooked Loin of Cumbrian Venison with Foraged Leeks & Garlic, Creamed Potatoes, Crispy Parsnips and Morel & Madeira Jus'; 'Sirloin Steak with Triple-Cooked Chips, Watercress, Duxelle, Tomato Fondue & Béarnaise Sauce' and 'Five Mile Town Goats Cheese, Woodland Mushroom & Chestnut Strudel with Crushed Squash & Tarragon Cream' on the list of mains.

Desserts and puddings maintain the high standard with perhaps 'Pear Mousse with Lemon Poppy Seed Sponge & Olive Oil Ice Cream'; 'Toasted Almond Pannacotta with Poched Apricots & Lemon Thyme Shortbread' and 'Wordsworth Chocolate Plate - white, milk & tarakan' there to tempt you.

You can also eat well-cooked pub-style dishes in the less ambitious Doves Bistro.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern British
  • Lunch: all week 12.30-14.00; set L £19.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses); Dove Bistro mains about £10 to £14
  • Dinner: all week 18.30-21.30; mains about £17 to £25; set D £40 (4 courses); Dove Bistro mains about £10 to £17
  • Seats: 65
  • Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
  • Children's portions: Children's Menu
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Windermere Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Parking: Yes
  • Rooms available

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Comfortable Hotel Housing The Signature Restaurantdining roomgood fooddove bistro
Comfortable Hotel Housing The Signature Restaurantdining roomgood fooddove bistro

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Tel: 015394-35592
Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW
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